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Major retailers misjudged last-minute Easter egg demand, says IRI

UK supermarkets ran out of Easter egg stocks just ahead of the holiday, a misjudgement that cost about £5.2m ($7.7m) in sales, says IRI.

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Asia Choco Cocoa Congress 2015: Sourcing cocoa for Asia’s choc boom

Multinationals chocolate companies and the public and private sector will come together this week to assess the future of cocoa sustainability in Asia and how to capitalize on rising chocolate demand in the region.

Nestlé USA closes its Puerto Rico distribution center

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fox’s Biscuits factory faces engineers’ strikes

Imminent engineers’ strikes at Fox’s Biscuits’ Batley factory, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group, in West Yorkshire, could disrupt production, trades union Unite has claimed.

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Beer flavoured chocolate on its way, says Mintel

Beer flavoured chocolate on its way, says Mintel

Latest innovations in the global chocolate market include beer and yogurt flavoured products and non-traditional flavours and...

Wrigley to boost Africa business with $63m Kenya factory
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Wrigley to boost Africa business with $63m Kenya factory

The Wrigley Company is constructing a $63m plant in Kenya, which global president Martin Radvan calls an...

Bitter chocolate: Primates wiped out in many Côte d’Ivoire areas – where illegal cocoa farming is on the rise

Bitter chocolate: Primates wiped out in many Côte d’Ivoire areas – where illegal cocoa farming is on the rise

Illegal cocoa farming is an increasing threat on primate populations in Côte d’Ivoire’s protected areas, say researchers...

Confectionery: the perfect marriage of art and science?

Confectionery: the perfect marriage of art and science?

Chemistry and art would be good subjects for aspiring confectioners to study – as well as developing...

What exactly is chocolate? Stricter definition of chocolate debated in Brazilian Senate
Brazil considers raising minimum cocoa content to 35%, in line with US standards

What exactly is chocolate? Stricter definition of chocolate debated in Brazilian Senate

Authorities in Brazil are planning to ramp up the quality of chocolate products sold in the country,...

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